Saul Bellow's Novels Tackled Life's Contradictions

Saul Bellow

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One of America's greatest novelists, Saul Bellow, died Tuesday at the age of 89. Bellow won three National Book Awards, a Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Hear Saul Bellow

Listen: The Author Reads the Opening of His 1964 Novel 'Herzog'

Listen: Bellow Reads from 'The Bellarosa Connection'

Listen: Bellow Reads from 'A Theft'

Listen: Bellow's After-Dinner Speech Upon Recieving the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature

Listen: A 1989 'Fresh Air' Interview with Bellow

Listen: A 1989 'Weekend Edition Sunday' Interview with Bellow

Among his best-known books are Herzog, Humboldt's Gift and The Adventures of Augie March. He grew up in Chicago, and his work is closely associated with the city.

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